Franklin in Musical Philadelphia

A nice set of articles today, all linked: 1) Herbie Hancock awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal 2) The Franklin Institute’s 8-Bit Digital Franklin and from May, an article by Nancy Gupton on 3) The Musical Talents of Benjamin Franklin which features a recording of the tiresome 4) Quartet attributed to Franklin.  

Franklin’s Musical Life – at Rutgers

Acclaimed Soprano Julianne Baird to Perform ‘Benjamin Franklin’s Musical Life’ June 11 at Rutgers Julianne Baird Free concert, narrated by Edward Mauger, examines founding father’s tastes. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Benjamin Franklin wore many hats during his 84 years. Among the best known: pamphleteer, printer, inventor, philosopher, politician, sage, soldier and statesman. But there is …

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Armonica on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

SALISBURY, MD — Audiences have a rare opportunity to see one of the most unique American musical instruments played in concert as the Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series presents glass armonica musician William Zeitler. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, November 13-14, in the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall. Benjamin Franklin invented …

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